In storage: Museum director talks about mourning items, steer horns

Hannah Thompson, director of the Harvey County Historical Museum and Archives, holds up a piece of mourning art done in the Victorian-era style. Wendy Nugent/Newton Now
By Wendy Nugent, Newton Now The boxes containing artifacts in the catacombs of the Harvey County Historical Museum and Archives in Newton leave only guessing to the casual visitor as to what might be in them. Well, the museum doesn’t really have catacombs, but rather a basement, a place where more than 7,000 historic objects are stored. On Friday, Museum Director Hannah Thompson brought out


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